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Old 11-12-2013, 07:41 PM
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Nice location for the EICommander Bruce.

Please give me a call, before your first engine start.

You are going to love flying behind the 10" SkyView. With that in place, you really don't need anything else. Truly an amazing EFIS!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:31 PM
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Thumbs up Panel labeled, tail and wings moved to the hangar!

A very productive weekend. I spent Saturday afternoon with John (jpharrell) learning the intricacies of the Decalpro system. The panel came out fabulous! Not something you can rush, but after 5 hours of laminating, cutting and applying, the panel has some really nice looking labels. This morning I put some flat Krylon clear coat on it.



Today, with some help from Derek (Dbro172), we got the wings and tail moved from my garage to the hangar. I have an enclosed trailer for my desert toys. The wings and tail fit nicely with plenty of room.



I had no idea when we left to drive the short distance to the airport that one of the dual tires on the motorhome was flat and shredded. Failure to preflight the RV (motorhome)!

We had to jack up the motorhome and swap out the tire for the spare. Thankfully the wings and tail got there without damage.

VAF people are the BEST!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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Love the choice of registration number, Bruce! However, you ARE aware, are you not, that the RV-9A is not aerobatic? Just checking.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:49 AM
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Nice work, Bruce! Major milestones are in the making. I really like what I'm seeing with the labels. I'm definitely interested in learning more about this system.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
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Love the choice of registration number, Bruce! However, you ARE aware, are you not, that the RV-9A is not aerobatic? Just checking.
Ah, you noticed! I thought about putting the "Aerobatic Maneuvers Prohibited" placard on upside down.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:32 AM
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Love the choice of registration number, Bruce! However, you ARE aware, are you not, that the RV-9A is not aerobatic? Just checking.
Wow, I would have never caught that! Very tricky Mr. 771H.

Congrats, that is a big milestone. It took me 8 months from this point to my first flight but I'm not a speed demon. I also took 2 months off from building during the holidays. I found that the hangar was a good place to stash Christmas gifts though!

You'll be joining us in the skies soon!
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Wow, I would have never caught that! Very tricky Mr. 771H.
Awwwww.... now I get it! took me awhile. Very creative Mr. 771H
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:04 AM
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Awwwww.... now I get it! took me awhile. Very creative Mr. 771H
Took me a minute. Clever!
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:04 AM
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Nice work, Bruce! Major milestones are in the making. I really like what I'm seeing with the labels. I'm definitely interested in learning more about this system.
DecalPro has some good videos on their website that show the process in detail. I've also had good luck with the system, but it is not for the impatient. Once mastered, it gives beautiful results.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:21 PM
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I'm getting awfully close now. I finished up the wiring on the panel this long weekend. Everything is on the panel, wires tied up nicely, and ready to be powered up. I updated the VP-X firmware. I had to dig out my old laptop running Windows to get that done. I set my switch configurations and am now ready to start flipping on switches.


I also decided to take off all of the gear leg fairings and wheel pants in anticipation of moving the fuselage to the airport next weekend. Since I had those off, I shot on some UV Smooth Prime. I didn't do as good of a job on the pinholes, so I'm sure I will be sanding and filling and priming and sanding and filling and priming and sanding a few more times.


I got the heater cable installed, made sure every nut and screw under the panel was tightened down, and installed the center tunnel covers.

I also made up some arm rest pads for the cabin interior that will be eventually covered with material.
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